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A Flawless Valentine!

Janine Francolini | Posted 02.12.2015 | Impact
Janine Francolini

On this day of sweetness and love, let's expand our hearts to include forgiveness, compassion and self-acceptance as values to celebrate -- and put into practice every day of the year.

5 Tips for Missing Someone During the Holidays

Ross Szabo | Posted 02.22.2015 | Impact
Ross Szabo

At the time my brother was gone, I was the only person I knew who had a situation like this. Knowing he was alive and choosing not to talk to me was devastating, but it also gave me hope. As I got older I realized this was really common for a lot of people.

5 Things Movember Taught Me

Ross Szabo | Posted 01.31.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

This month has taught me to be more proactive, more careful about my decisions and more open to the advice of the people who care about me. It helped me build more bridges in conversation to have more men open up in everyday situations. Movember has shown me that I'm not alone.

Moustaches and Mental Health Are Manly

Ross Szabo | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

Getting men at any age to believe that expressing themselves is a sign of strength is vital. It takes much more effort to be honest, forthcoming and do the work to address the mental health challenges in our lives than it does to avoid them.

Mental Health: The Thin Line Between Coping and Catastrophe

Ross Szabo | Posted 12.24.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

There's a huge emphasis placed on how we cope with stress, anxiety and mental health challenges in our lives. Everyone has a different way of determining the difference between release and reinforcement.

Let's Stop Assuming People Know What Mental Health Is

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.25.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

Mental health is not having a problem. It's how you address all of the challenges in your life. It's how you handle stress, break-ups, rejection, lack of sleep, loss and everything else. We need a clear definition of mental health as a baseline.

One Thing We're Missing When We Talk About Suicide

Ross Szabo | Posted 11.09.2014 | Healthy Living
Ross Szabo

In that moment I realized there was a huge part of me that I hadn't been working on in all of my years of therapy. It was an obvious piece of my cycles of dysfunction, but I was too consumed by my symptoms to see it. Through deep, heaving sobs I finally understood that I hated myself.

Back to School With Heart

Janine Francolini | Posted 10.28.2014 | Education
Janine Francolini

It is time to be going back to school with more than brand new backpacks filled with school supplies. Here's to the 2014-15 school year kick-off with vigilant attention to EVERY aspect of our children's health and development!

Let's Get This Party Started!

Janine Francolini | Posted 07.07.2014 | Impact
Janine Francolini

What do taking selfie photos and ending mental health stigma have to do with each other? ALOT. This may seem silly but hang in there with me on this selfie photo tour.

What To Expect In Peace Corps Pre-Service Training

Ross Szabo | Posted 07.07.2011 | Impact
Ross Szabo

Every employer requires some type of training before the official job begins. The Peace Corps is no different.